Here is our latest interview with a longtime D.C. political operative. This interview was conducted via a series of messages both to and from the figure we simply refer to as Insider. In order to share with readers as quickly as possible, this interview has not been edited , so apologies for it’s somewhat brief and/or broken up nature.
UM: Final thoughts on the DNC convention?
WHI: Bill was great. Everyone else just ok. Obama fell flat.
UM: Do you think President Clinton’s speech will help Obama?
WHI: No. And I will try and explain why but do it briefly as I don’t have much time. Got a flight to catch. What Clinton did was a clever Lloyd Bentsen rehash. Kind of in reverse. Or first person take on it. And it was brilliant. Thank you very much.
UM: Sorry to bother you with a follow up to that but what do you mean? Lloyd Bentsen?
WHI: The VP candidate back in ’88. The debate with Quayle. Bush I era. Look it up.
UM: Know who Bentson was. But regarding Obama and the DNC????
WHI: Look it up. The “I knew JFK and you’re no JFK” part. That is what Bill did this week. A version of it. Reminded everyone of what was but what hasn’t been these last four years. Trust me. Don’t buy the liberal spin. That is what he did. And by the end of that speech, Obama knew it. Things were pretty icy backstage.
UM: Explain. How so?
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